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  • E-mailIngrid.Halland@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 30 48+47 991 58 421
  • Visitor Address
    Faculty of Humanities
    Sydnesplassen 7
    5020 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Ingrid Halland is an architecture historian and art critic. At the University of Bergen, she teaches 20th century architecture history and theory, as well as contemporary art theory, politics of aesthetics, and art historiography. Halland is also Programme Coordinator for Art History.  

She is also associate professor II at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design where she teaches at the PhD programme.​ 

Her research interests include: art and architecture from the 1960s and 1970s, contemporary art theory, material histories (in particular plastic, concrete, titanium dioxide), cybernetics/systems theory, environmental humaneties, continental philosophy/aesthetics, exhibition history, and museology.

Her academic work is published in journals such as Log, Journal of Design History, Arkitektur N, Kunst og kultur and Journal Nordic Museology, and her work as an art critic is published in art magazines, museum catalogues, and artist books.

New book: Ung Uro: Unsettling Climates in Nordic Art, Architecture & Design (Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2021)

I supervise MA projects in architectural history, design history, art from the 20th century, contemporary art, museology, art theory and art historiography.


Teaching Fall 2022

KUN108 - Art, Architecture and Visual Culture 1950-today (will be tought in English) 

KUN254 Moderne og samtidskunst med bacheloroppgåve (topic fall 2022 'The Exhibition as Research')

Teaching Spring 2022

KUN106 - Art, Architecture and Visual Culture 1750-1950 

KUN201 - Art Theory, Aesthetics and Historiography


Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2020). The Unstable Object: Glifo, Blow and Sacco at MoMA, 1972. Journal of Design History. 329-345.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Being Plastic. Log.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Arkitekturteoriens nye relevans. Arkitektur N.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Hvor er nødutgangen? Spekulativ kunsthistorie i antropocen. Kunst og kultur. 208-217.
  • Show author(s) (2016). (Re)working the Past, (Dis)playing the Future. Italy: The New Domestic Landscape at MoMA, 1972. Proceedings of DRS.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Systematikk og kulturhistorie: Jens Thiis, Hans Dedekam og debatten om en utstillingsreform. Kunst og kultur. 92-103.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Design, Anti-Design and Speculative Design, c. 1970 .
  • Show author(s) (2022). Book launch conversation with Anna Ulrikke Andersen.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Objective Enactive - Artist talk .
  • Show author(s) (2021). How Norway Made the World Whiter.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Crafting Design Theories for Change.
  • Show author(s) (2021). A History of Systems and Ethics.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Er byen en hjerne? Kybernetikk, globalisering og urbanisme ca. 1970.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Systems of Delos: Biology, Urbanism, Epistemology.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Negation and Speculation: On Critical Design.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Deep Ecology: History, Theory, Ethics .
  • Show author(s) (2019). Plattform for ung kunst og kritikk?
  • Show author(s) (2019). Om Johanne Hestvolds 'Beholdere' og nyere kunstfilosofi.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Klima for kritikk (arrangør av seminaret og leder av paneldebatt).
  • Show author(s) (2019). Degrowth Tendencies of the Norwegian Deep Ecology Movement.
  • Show author(s) (2018). (V)endepunkt. Kunst og tenkning etter postmodernismen.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Microenvironments, 1972: Eleven Episodes About an Uncertain Future.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Displaying the Future: A Journey Into the Unknown.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2021). Artist talk by Petrine Vinje: “Objective Enactive”.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Livsfugen i Kristiansand.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Fra hvitt til jord: Samtale med Marte Johnslien.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Air Conditions: Marte Eknæs - Forms of Flexibility .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). The Materiality of White.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Material Withdraw: How Modernism Made the Surface Invisible.
  • Show author(s) (2022). From White Modernism to Human Tissue: The Toxic Entanglements of Titanium Dioxide.
  • Show author(s) (2021). White Entanglements: On Teaching Titanium White.
  • Show author(s) (2021). From White Walls to Human Cells: The Surface Sustainability of Titanium Dioxide, 1916-Present .
  • Show author(s) (2019). “The Universitas 1972: 'Radical Left' and 'Right-Wing Technocrats'”.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Notes on Flexibility.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Delos Ouroboros: Cybernetics/Brain/Epistemology.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Are We Plastic? Art and Thinking After Plastic.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Are We Plastic? Art and Thinking After Plastic.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Why We Must Destroy the Environment.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Notes on Ecology, Environmental Humanities, and Inescapabilty.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Are We Plastic? On Speculative Design and Gaetano Pesce's Plastic Bunker from the Year 3072.
  • Show author(s) (2018). 'Nothing better than a touch of ecology and catastrophe.' On Jean Baudrillard’s Attempt to Destroy the Environment, 1970.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Plastic: Physical and Metaphysical Destructiveness.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Hva er kunsthistorisk forskning? Om nyere tendenser i kunsthistoriefaget.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Design og anti-design: Aktivisme, estetikk og politikk.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Air Conditions: A Discussion on Architectural Aerodynamics.
  • Show author(s) (2016). ‘The Vegetable Garden’ at MoMA, 1972: An Eco-Survival Device for the Anthropocene.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Plastics and Plasticity: Gaetano Pesce in 1972, 2013 and 3000.
  • Show author(s) (2016). (Re)working the Past, (Dis)playing the Future: The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA, 1972.
  • Show author(s) (2015). What Can Theory Do?
  • Show author(s) (2015). Utstillingens iverksettelseskraft. Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA, 1972.
  • Show author(s) (2015). These machines are switched on.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Power to the Object! Towards an Objectification of Exhibitions.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Jens Thiis og Nordenfjeldske kunstindustrimuseum som aktører i den europeiske utstillingsreformen.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Jens Thiis og Hans Dedekams utstillingsstrategier for kunstindustrimuseer.
Book review
  • Show author(s) (2022). Design i utakt. Morgenbladet.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The Homogeneous Community. Kunstkritikk.no.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Purisme nå. Kunstkritikk.no.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Den norske popkunstens uventede kraft. Kunstkritikk.no.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Museum Without Walls. Kunstkritikk International Edition.
  • Show author(s) (2017). En verden uten kontinuitet. Kunstkritikk.no.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Museumsforteljingar: Vi og dei andre i kulturhistoriske museum. Sigrid Lien og Hilde Wallum Nielssen . Kunst og kultur. 191-192.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Ting og rom. Norvegiska Romá - Norske sigøynere på Oslo museum. Nordisk Museologi. 142-148.
Non-fiction book
  • Show author(s) (2021). Ung Uro: Unsettling Climates in Nordic Art, Architecture and Design. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
  • Show author(s) (2018). A Square on a Sphere: Marte Johnslien. Uten tittel.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2012). Utstillingsreform: En studie av Jens Thiis og Hans Dedekams utstillingsstrategier for kunstindustrimuseer 1895-1905 .
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Den grønne kuben. Kunstkritikk.no.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Relasjonell skulptur. Emosjonell kunstner. Kunsthåndverk.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Air-condition er vår tids eksistensielle betingelse. Kunstkritikk.no.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2017). Når kunst blir bevis. Kunstkritikk.no.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Spekulativt om Snorre-tegninger. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2022). Becoming with Architecture: Making the Abstracted Space through Works and Words.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Error Earth: Displaying Deep Cybernetics in "The Universitas Project" and Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, 1972.
  • Show author(s) (2022). 'Hånden bag det hele' av Heidi Laura.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Er Saccosekken farlig?
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2019). Beholder: or, the Unthought’s Negation. An Essay on Johanne Hestvold’s Sculptures . 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). (V)endepunkt: Plastikk og plastisitet i 1972/3072. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Fra system til kontekst: En utstillingsreform på tvers.
Art exhibition
  • Show author(s) (2021). Urban Ecologies After A.I.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Unbroken Return.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Notes on Flexibility: On Radical Inflatables, Design Thinking, and Marte Eknæs' 'Air Body'.
Exhibition catalogue
  • Show author(s) (2018). A Square on A Sphere.
Popular scientific chapter/article
  • Show author(s) (2015). Norwegian Design.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2019). Kunstfilosofi etter relasjoner. Contemporary Art Stavanger.
Interview Journal
  • Show author(s) (2020). Forskning for alle. Kunstkritikk.no.

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